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You seem to work backwards from your conclusion.

I had a look at some video clips on Youtube and what I saw was the police - and in some cases what appears to be military - defend fences with punches and gas - probably pepper spray - and when there is enough opponents the police falls back. What isn't shown in the street fights outside the buildings is drawn guns and massive amount of tear gas.

If the police is unwilling to escalate violence, has undefensible positions, are fewer then the protestors and the protestors wants to go through or around the police and are willing to use some amount of violence to do so, then the protestors wins.

I find the unwillingness to escalate violence against protestors on the right (in contrast to protests form BLM or the left in general) very consistent with police forces in the US.

I don't see where any conspiracy would be needed or have greater explanation power.

by fjallstrom on Thu Jan 7th, 2021 at 11:13:10 AM EST
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The policing was entirely consistent with how far right protestors are generally policed in the USA - when Police generally regarding themselves to be on the same side as the protestors - and the complete antithesis of how peaceful liberal, progressive or BLM protests are policed, where the violence is generally instigated and amplified by the police.

And was it not Trump's Justice dept. which refused the mayor's request for National guard support? Who needs the National Guard when you have the Proud Boys in control?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Jan 7th, 2021 at 11:26:37 AM EST
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It was intentional to let it happen! The additional troops of the National Guards were NOT called. The Capitol and legislatures of a Joint Meeting were left unprotected as Trump's mercenaries marched towards the Seat of US Government ... the enemy of Trump for not letting him have a second term.

by Oui on Thu Jan 7th, 2021 at 11:33:21 AM EST
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